Sunday, February 26, 2012
The farming year has truly begun. Today Joel planted the first seeds in the greenhouse. This in spite of the fact that for 15 minutes it snowed hard; big fat soft flakes. He's planted two flats, 120 plants each, 15 varieties each. Part of this first planting is used as a germination test. He plants the oldest seeds to see if they are still vigorous. If not, they go in the stove. Every year he plants 50 to 60 different kinds of lettuce. There are just so many wonderful lettuces out there. He'll never get to try them all. But he tries.